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Spigot, Inc. Judges FGCU Entrepreneurial Contest Virtually!

Six Spigot, Inc. employees got the awesome opportunity a few weeks ago to judge the FGCU Entrepreneurial contest. Typically, this contest is held in the Emergent Technology Institute Building in a Shark Tank format – but due to Covid, students pre-recorded their pitches and sent them to us virtually. Although we did miss being in the classroom and meeting the students face to face – we still had fun!

FGCU has an amazing program for young adults with a passion and drive to be an Entrepreneur called, The Runway Program. According to their website, The FGCU Runway Program is a free business incubator open to students and alumni that are accepted into the program. Currently located off campus at the FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute Building, participants have access to two 1,300 ft2 shared work spaces, computers, cameras, audio equipment, design and development software, and regular mentoring fromt heir expert faculty, staff, and community startup coaches.

Participants are required to regularly meet with assigned Runway Program Advisers to receive feedback on ideas and progress, in addition to setting goals towards launching their venture. The Runway Program follows the Lean Start-Up methodology. Participants identify and validate the existence of a problem or opportunity, and then develop solutions and a plan that they can test on real people. At the end of the 16-week program, student participants have the opportunity to pitch for equity-free seed funding to launch their businesses.

Spigot, Inc.’s involvement with FGCU, specifically the Entrepreneurial college has been extremely beneficial for both our business and their students. 1/4 of Spigot, Inc. employees are FGCU Alumni and we are looking forward to judging more contests and continuing to hire students!

If you are looking to work for a company with an entrepreneurial mind-set we’d love to speak with you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc. Mobile Team Wheel of Fortune Hosted by Gameshow Gauntlet!

Spigot, Inc. is on week 11 of social distancing – and still keeping up on the virtual happy hours! Last Friday, Spigot, Inc.’s Mobile team decided to do a Pre-Memorial Day Happy Hour and play Wheel of Fortune! The show was hosted by Gameshow Gauntlet (Highly recommend) and it was a blast! Everyone hopped on Zoom at 3pm, made a drink, grabbed a few teammates and got to participate in the fun. Cory – the creator of Gameshow Gauntlet develops all the games himself and pre Covid would do them at bars, but they work perfectly virtually as well! Spigot, Inc. and our sister companies have enjoyed several virtual happy hour games.

Spigot, Inc. is unsure when we will be able to work all together again in the office – so continuing to put on “virtual” team building events is important. We are STILL hiring and have several positions open on our Linkedin. Spigot, Inc. would love to hear from you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Spigot, Inc. and Sister Companies are in the BEST Locations

cyprus beachgrand cayman islandsLooking for a vacation? Spigot, Inc. is located in a prime location – and guess what? So are our sister companies! Sunny Southwest FL is home to one of our three Spigot, Inc. offices and couldn’t be more beautiful. We are located within miles of  Naples Beach, Bonita Beach, Sanibel Island, and Captiva Island. We are also only a quick 2 hour road trip to Miami or Tampa and an hour from Marco Island. Spigot, Inc. employees get to see some of the prettiest sunsets, swim in the most beautiful water and enjoy sunshine almost every day! Spigot, Inc.’s sister companies Eightpoint Technologies & Polarity Technologies are also located in prime spots. Eightpoint Technologies is on Grand Cayman Island (with a water view!) and Polarity is located in the heart of Cyprus.

If the island life isn’t for you, Spigot, Inc. also has 2 locations in cool cities! One location is in the heart of Downtown Kansas City Missouri (with a rooftop spot too) and our other is in the heart of Europe – in Bucharest, Romania. Florida sunset

There really is something for everyone at Spigot, Inc. We are really fortunate to get the opportunity to travel to our other locations (and sometimes) our sister company’s locations as well!

Good news – even though we are STILL working from home in quarantine, we are also still hiring – and still relocating. Come join our Fort Myers, FL location and spend some time on the beach! If you think we’d be a good fit for your next career move, send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Spigot, Inc. #ThrowbackThursday

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world of beer triviaSpigot, Inc. is on week 8 of quarantine, and not seeing one-another in person, so we figured we’d high-light some of the activities that went on a year ago in May! Spigot, Inc. takes pride in their company culture and all the things we do to provide a sense of “community” in the office between team members. beerpong spigotinc partyThe first two weeks of May 2019 were a blast according to #throwbackthursday! Spigot, Inc. threw an in-office Cinco de Mayo party with a pinata filled with baby nerf guns, candy and collectible cards. Spigot, Inc. employees also got together and went bowling at Headpinz, played (and won, duh) trivia at World of Beer, had an all-company Happy Hour at WOB, ate lunch together in the office – and just participated in overall collaboration in our couch areas.

Spigot, Inc. employees really miss their competitive games of darts, ping ping, Super smash and Foosball. Hopefully we’ll be back in the office soon enough – with a bunch of new employees!

Spigot, Inc. is STILL hiring – we have brought on an additional 8 employees since quarantine, and are seeking to hire more. If you think we’d be a good fit for your next career move, send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

 

Are you an Accountant? Click Our Blog – Spigot, Inc. Needs You!

Spigot, Inc.’s products keep driving profit – so we have to expand our Finance and Accounting Teams! Due to the pandemic and everyone at home, we have a ton of additional traffic to our products. We are looking for an additional Accountant to join our Kansas City, MO location. Employees are currently working remote – and have no problem starting an employee with remote work, as long as they are willing to go into the office when we are all able to. The Kansas City office is located in the heart of downtown inside of the WeWork building. Employees get to enjoy a fun open-air office, with an outside rooftop work area! Check out the job desc. below and apply on our website or Linkedin if you’re interested!

Position Overview

  • Spigot is looking to grow its Accounting Department with the addition of a Senior Corporate Accountant based in Kansas City, MO.
  • This position will report to the Controller. The candidate is responsible for the month-end financial close process, preparation and distribution of various financial statements and reports to stakeholders and ensuring that all transactions and documentation complies with US GAAP.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage daily activities for the Accounting Department, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and Treasury.
  • Manage the month-end general ledger close process, including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts.
  • Manage the preparation and distribution of internal financial statements and reports.
  • Manage the US federal and state tax provision, forecasting, and compliance.
  • Support the external audit through the preparation of PBC schedules and responding to auditor inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain the integrity of the financial reporting process and financial controls.
  • Coordinate, develop, and update accounting policies and procedures.
  • Compose technical accounting memorandums by analyzing authoritative accounting literature.
  • Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Support the Controller with ad-hoc requests and special projects.

Job Requirements

  • BS Accounting or Finance; MBA or MAcc Accounting preferred.
  • CPA required.
  • 3+years of experience in finance, corporate accounting or public accounting; bigfour tax or audit experience preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; Word, Visio and Excel.
  • NetSuite ERP experience preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge including US GAAP, IFRS and PRC GAAP.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical skills and attention to detail required.
  • Strong business acumen, action oriented, assertive and confident.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects/tasks within a fast-paced decentralized organization and meet tight deadlines.
  • Provide direct support regarding financial results and projections including the ability to prepare and articulate strategic recommendations to management.
  • Personal commitment to the highest level of integrity.
  • Strong desire to grow personally and professionally and make a direct contribution to the company.

Spigot, Inc. has an amazing culture with a really laid-back fun work environment. We offer amazing benefits periodic company paid travel to FL, (100$ Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance paid, 401k Match, Unlimited Vacation Days & FREE LUNCH & Snacks). Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

 

 

Zoom: Their Success Didn’t Just Stem from Covid, they Mastered the Art of Profitable Growth

Zoom has become an extremely popular tool over the last several months as we’ve all been practicing “social distancing.  Individuals went from having no idea what this tool was, to conducting happy hours, parties, school, dates, brunch & tons of work conferences on the daily. You may think that Zoom just got “lucky” with this pandemic, but the truth is – they have been climbing the ladder as a successful “start-up” for the past 9 years. Covid definitely brought more traffic and attention to their products, as there has been a much higher need for it, but they were killing it before this! Zoom creator, Eric Yuan, had the vision “video is the future of communications” – and it definitely looks like that future came much faster and more abruptly than he thought.

“From the start, Zoom aspired to stand out in a market of products that were probably more hated than loved. In a letter to shareholders included with its paperwork for going public a year ago, founder and CEO Eric Yuan talked about “how unhappy” people were with the videoconference tools on the market. But that was before the pandemic. Now video conferencing tools have gone from the punchline of a dry office joke to a vital social lifeline — and perhaps none more so than Zoom.” an article from CNN Business stated.

In recent weeks, Zoom has emerged as the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store, repeatedly breaking its download records. On Monday March 23, Zoom was downloaded 2.13 million times worldwide, up from 2.04 million the day before, according to app tracking firm Apptopia. Two months prior, the app had just under 56,000 global downloads in a day.

Another key metric in Zoom’s success is Yuan’s vision for company culture.His focus was to build a company culture around promoting “happiness. Very early on, we spoke about customer experience and culture; two things he really cared about,” said Quinn Li, senior vice president of Qualcomm Ventures, an early Zoom investor. “He would write back to any customer that would write to him, which is very rare for a company CEO to do.”

At Spigot, Inc. we all really love Zoom! We also appreciate a company with the drive to win, willingness to please users and a great company culture. This article really does show how much hard work pays off – especially for a small start up, they went from a small video conferencing tool, to going public and competing with Skype.

Spigot, Inc. is also rapidly growing! With more individuals at home, traffic to our products has increased – and we are STILL hiring! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Spigot, Inc. Virtual Trivia Happy Hour = Big Success

Update: Week 6 on lock down – Spigot, Inc. is still working from home! If you follow our blog, you know that we frequently have parties, hang out with one another outside of the office, travel together and participate in team building events. We’ve decided to keep that going, but virtually! So last week – Spigot, Inc. put together a Spigot, Inc. Virtual Happy Hour for all employees to attend! We had a total of around 30 employees and 5 teams participate in the event. It was hosted through Zoom by Trivia Mafia – and was a BLAST! Not only was it fun to see one another in a group setting again, we got to compete – and there were even prizes at stake!

Trivia Mafia did a great job organizing the game. They helped us set up teams by using a Zoom registration. Once the teams were set up, we were all sent a Google forms document to fill in our answers. The host of the show read all 5 questions for the round, and then sent us off into Zoom “break-out” rooms to discuss our answers. We were given 5 minutes to submit our answers and then the host pulled us all back into the same room to let us trash talk (lol) – and read us the next set of questions.

The game was VERY close, and the questions were challenging – but fun! We will definitely be doing this again, and participating in their private online hosted events!

Spigot, Inc. really loves investing in their people – and creating a team and “fun” environment is one way we accomplish that. As we are in quarantine, we are continually looking for ways to promote comradery. This definitely won’t be our last “virtual” team event! Stay tuned to see what other fun things we’re up to!

Spigot, Inc. is also STILL hiring! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Spigot, Inc. Promotes Team Building – Even in Quarantine!

Prior to “social distancing” and “stay at home” orders – Spigot, Inc. had a lot of team building events! Most recently, we went to Dave n Busters as an entire company, we frequently spend a lot of time at WOB in Gulf Coast and have parties in our office. The Spigot, Inc. office has been closed now for 29 days, so what are we doing to stay connected?! Zoom Happy Hours & Games (obviously). Individual teams have been planning happy hours every week, just to catch up – talk quarantine, and just hang out. Friday, all of Spigot, Inc.’s employees got an invite to hop on a call at 2pm and a handful of people showed up! This coming Friday, Triva Mafia is hosting a Zoom Trivia contest for Spigot, Inc., and Spigot is providing prizes!

Last week, Spigot, Inc.’s sister company, Eightpoint Technologies, hosted a “Rock n Roll Bingo” Happy hour – and even had lunches delivered to everyone’s homes from a local Cayman Restaurant, Al la Kebab.

It’s really great to be a part of a “family” of companies that value employee happiness and promote collaboration no matter what. Not only do we offer a ton of fun outside of the workday, we also offer amazing benefits (100$ Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance paid, 401k Match, Unlimited Vacation Days & FREE LUNCH & Snacks).

Good news – we’re still hiring! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

 

This Just In: Apple to Produce Faces Shields & Donate Masks!

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced on Twitter today that “Apple will design, produce and distribute more than 1 million face shields a week.” According to an article on Linkedin, “The protective gear will first be distributed to medical workers in the U.S. with a goal to expand distribution overseas. The tech giant has also sourced 20 million face masks to donate globally in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.” “We’re working continuously and closely with governments at all levels to ensure these are donated to places of greatest need,” said Cook. He also stated “Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.”According to CNN, “The first shipment arrived to hospitals in Silicon Valley and will be shipped to other hospitals in the United States.”

Since we are most definitely in a shortage of supplies, it’s good to know that the owners of the products we use (and rely on) everyday are trying to give back to the community and slow the spread of the virus. The sooner we all work together, and accept that this is our new way of living for the time-being – the faster this will be over.

Spigot, Inc. is doing everything they can to keep employees at a healthy distance and keep the organization running. We are extremely fortunate to be in the position we are and will continue on this path. Spigot, Inc. is also STILL hiring – our employees are working from home and we are setting up new employees with work stations to do the same. If you’re interested in a new career, send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Our Mobile Apps Business is Growing RAPIDLY and We Need Android Developers!!

Just like we stated in our previous article – Spigot, Inc. is STILL hiring! Our business is a completely internet based company and due to the influx of people being at home, we have had a significant amount of additional traffic to our products (and some have even hit all-time highs!). We are still looking to expand our business, working through Slack & Zoom and sending new hires “work from home” stations, so they have the ability to work from home until this all passes. Yes – navigating through this has been a little challenging, and we are all excited for the day we can collaborate in the office again, but for now Spigot, Inc. is extremely fortunate to be in the situation we are in as a business. That being said – if you are looking for a new position, we would LOVE to hear from you! We have several openings, but wanted to highlight this one today as our Mobile Team is our fastest growing business in the organization right now! Check out the job description below and feel free to apply on Linkedin or our Website! Looking forward to hearing from you!

POSITION OVERVIEW
The person is an experienced Senior Android Developer that will create, maintain and scale out both new and existing high-volume mobile applications.  Specific duties include:

  1. Developing, analyzing, troubleshooting high volume mobile systems with Java and Android SDK
  2. Building, maintaining and optimizing the platforms for high volume web systems
  3. Software Development, coding applications using Java, Python, C#, or Javascript
  4. Architect and develop new products and enhance current product features based on market changes and opportunities
  5. Refactor, update, and revitalize codebases as advances in technology allow for more capabilities.
  6. Troubleshoot and fix system failures and system performance, especially as systems scale

 CANDIDATE OVERVIEW
The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

  • 5+ years in Java and Android SDK Development
  • Experience working with launchers or other system level applications
  • Excellent UI Architecture design ability with experience building
    libraries of reusable UI elements
  • Experience working on collaborative engineering teams
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering, or related field of study or comparative experience
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive that enjoys fast pace change

Spigot, Inc. has an amazing culture with a really laid-back fun work environment. We offer amazing benefits (100$ Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance paid, 401k Match, Unlimited Vacation Days & FREE LUNCH & Snacks). Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!